Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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Dr. Pagan is the best. He provides the best animal care in Indy! Haven't used Dr. Hart yet, but he's probably great, too!
DO NOT let TIFFANY near your pet!! I'm not sure if she is a tech at the hospital or just a receptionist.Over the phone, she was extremely rude and her tone was out of line. Once we arrived at Airport, Tiffany took us back into a room so she could get my dog's temperature. At this point, my dog had been being poked and prodded for the past 6hr at another emergency hospital. Tiffany tried to get her temp and my dog kept moving. My dog then tried to snap at her out of irritability and fear. Tiffany made remarks such as "well it's hard to get a temp on a moving target," and "oh, you don't want to have your temp taken? We'll see how you do with muzzle on you." I have never dealt with anyone so unprofessional and uncaring at a vet hospital in my life. She shouldn't even be near animals since her attitude seems to show a strong disdain for them. She is the ONLY reason I am giving 4/5 for the overall rating. She is also the only reason that I am giving 1/5 for the professionalism rating.Overall though, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Dr. Gray & her team (minus Tiffany). You guys saved my dog's life with an emergency pyometra surgery. Dr. Gray was very knowledgeable, alert, and thorough, which was much appreciated at 4am. She also was extremely fair with the pricing for the surgery and explained all of the costs. My dog is healing really well and is back to her normal, happy self.
12.14.2017: Thursday 2:45 PM. Locked. Hair salon women (I am guessing she doesn't tell me who she is) says nobody there. When asked what she meant she repeated the same nobody...." When asked if I could get product she replied: "No we are all separate." What kind of a business operates like this....I'm thinking one that is shortly out of business.
Highly professional service in a salon with a great small town feel. The stylists listen to what you want and execute your cut / color perfectly. They took my hair from red to white blonde with no damage which is not easy to do. Kay is my stylist and she is very talented. I recommend Snips to everyone looking for expert service.
We brought our dog in, due to her acting lethargic and not eating after being put on a round of antibiotics and steroids due to hotspots. We were informed by the vet that she was suffering from severe pancreatitis/possible cancer. We did xrays and ultrasounds along with CBC, and a slew of other testing. We were given two options " inpatient care" or " outpatient care", neither one came with a guarantee of if or how long she'd live. We opted for outpatient care as we couldn't afford a hospital stay , and they whisked her away, to give some medications, none of which we were informed of until she was brought back to us. When they did bring her back, she damn near passed out, she slumped down on the floor began drooling, had labored breathing, was incoherent, and her eyes were rolled up in her head. We at that point decided this was no life for our dog and made the hard choice to to put her to sleep. This decision seemed to anger the vet. The vet argued with my husband and I about our decision, made us feel horrible about it then slammed the " consent to euthanize" form on the metal examine table and walked out. Nurse walked in, and yanked our dog up off the floor saying " come on get up"( yes yanked up by her body harness, still incoherent ) took her to place an IV for the medication. My husband stayed with her while she passed, I waited in the waiting room out front. The " nurse" then came out and asked if I was ready to pay, rudely told me " cost is $1191" And extended her hand for payment. She ran my card, whilst I stood there sobbing. She then slammed the receipt and pen on the counter and said "sign here". I did. My husband came out and we left. Nothing was said to us as we left. This left us feeling even more devastated by the loss of our beloved dog. We were never asked if we wanted her body to come home with us, or anything about cremation, or about a paw print, nothing was said to us.They were the rudest, most inconsiderate folks I've ever dealt with.
Expertise is by far next to nothing. We have lived in our new home now for 13 months. The system leaks water onto our basement floor. This has been an issue since closing on the house. 13 months, 7+ service calls and at least 4 different "fixes" later the issue has remained unresolved!! Now they won't even contact me back where as in the beginning they were fairly prompt. AIRTRON!? YOU GOING TO FIX THIS???
My home was built and finished January, 2007. I moved in May. Airtron was the HVAC company who installed my system. I have used them each year to come spring and fall for a check-up of my system. First, the system is wonderful. Second, Airtron has always been the best in customer service. Their technicians have always, always, been timely, friendly, and incredibly good. They take the time to walk me through what they are doing and why. They are first-rate and would encourage anyone to use them for service and any HVAC replacements.
I have been taking my dogs to this once great clinic since it opened and never have I dealt with what I did today. The woman checking us out was a volunteer, I understand, but she has NO business dealing with the computer, the cash register and the paperwork all at once. I took a friend to the clinic today and we waited an hour or more after the dog got its shots to be checked out. I watched this woman wandering around behind the counter as if in a fog, and watched her throw her hands up in the air in confusion as she tried to enter the paperwork onto the computer. It should NOT have taken her over an hour to check out 6 clients who had been waiting and waiting to pay their bill and leave. SIX people in an hour-unacceptable, whether as a volunteer or a paid employee. NEVER have they had such an unqualified person doing that particular job in all of the years I've been going there. Beware-if a blond 20-something woman is the one checking people out, be prepared to wait longer than you did to have your dog seen and given routine care like vaccines. I have never made ONE complaint re the FACE Clinic and have always been more than satisfied, but one incompetent volunteer turned this visit into a nitemare! Unacceptable!!
Experience was horrible, I only got my eyelashes done, and the associate tried to blame me for the way my eyelashes looked, they were horrible, and she said it was because I blinked, which I probably only blinked a couple times.... Lashes weren't even full
Prompt, polite and clean. Part needed was noy on truck, but temporary part was put on and then later replaced. AC has worked well both with temporary part and correct part.
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.